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Layover Awaken From Their ‘Slumber:
Returned Emo Punks Unveil New Video Single Taken From Forthcoming ‘Your Laughter Never Leaves’ EP

Emo punks Layover have unveiled the video for lead single ‘Slumber’. The track is taken from the Birmingham quartet’s forthcoming EP ‘Your Laughter Never Leaves’, out via Fox Records on 4th May 2018. Having gone on hiatus in 2016, the video is a poignant return, with Vocalist Luke Rainsford revealing:


“Slumber is written about the day I was first told my Mother had passed away. I had been away a lot in the last few months of her life, and I was told about it via a phone call from my sister. This song is a mixture of guilt of not being there enough, and also the inevitable grief of losing someone so close to you. A lot of the song mostly focuses on regret, whilst also touching on my own thoughts on death and loss as a whole.”


Completed by Dominic Cattell on Guitar, Elliot Wallett on Bass and Brad Fisher on Drums, this 2018 version of Layover can be considered a clean slate. Founded in 2014 and previously releasing “very DIY” material that is misaligned with their renewed energy and considered aesthetic, Rainsford explains:


The sound of our old music does not represent us, and we have matured as musicians and people since then. We come with a new direction to start in a genre we are more passionate about.”

It is, therefore, a happy coincide that their Bukowski derived name is still suited:


“Layover by definition is a rest or a wait before a further stage in a journey. We felt this was relevant to the stage we were all at in our lives,”

– Rainsford recalls.


Avoiding mistakes of their past, the quartet made their way to a studio for the first time, opting to work with Ian Sadler at Emeline Studios, recollecting:


“We feel we clicked really well with him, and had one of the best weeks of our lives. He instantly got on board with the sound and helped us organize and perfect our parts. We are all incredibly proud of how it sounds.”


Wrapped up with mastering by Grant Berry at Fader, ‘Your Laughter Never Leaves’ is a gritty, witty and pretty 5 tracks of emo with a pop-punk heart. With the band citing influences such as Tiny Moving Parts, Tigers Jaw and The Wonder Years, they address topics of mental health and loss, sensitively and sincerely. In their own words:


“We are bringing a sound that is predominantly based within the American market. Our honesty and intense live shows bring a refreshing atmosphere that we feel sets us apart, but ultimately we are just 4 close friends trying to share our music.”






Physical (CD & Ltd. Edition 12” Vinyl)




Layover Live: 21st March – Manchester @ Zombie Shack | 14th April – Birmingham (Supporting Tiny Moving Parts)








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